Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ashley's Favorite Things: Bizzy Babee Giveaway

We have another giveaway this week, from Bizzy Babee nursing covers! To be honest, when this one landed in my inbox, I only gave it a cursory glance at first. I'm not that into baby stuff now that I don't have babies and don't want to be giving away a ton of baby stuff, mostly because there is so dang much of it and a lot of it is completely pointless.

And I've always rolled my eyes a bit at other nursing covers. No offense, other nursing covers.

But my childhood best friend, Katy, had a baby not long ago and asked me for a refresher course on how to tuck a baby blanket into your bra to create an impromptu nursing cover. Both of us were of the opinion that regular nursing covers were practically a billboard advertising your activity and not worth the trouble or diaper bag space, and although the blanket trick doesn't look good (at all), it is effective enough. 

I've got to say though, I think Bizzy Babee nursing covers have finally gotten it right. I was hopeful when I clicked on the link and it looked discreet, comfortable, and easy to use. They sent one to Katy for review and we met for lunch to check it out. The color was a really pretty deep plum, the fabric was light, breathable and of nice quality and workmanship, and the cut was fantastic. Katy was wearing a long sleeved white shirt that day and when she put the Bizzy Babee nursing cover on, it looked like a normal fashion accessory. I know that seems highly unlikely, and I would hesitate to believe it if I hadn't seen it myself, but even Katy agreed that it looked nice on and she's a fashion designer. (Shoes, but same difference. She knows what looks good).

Plum Nursing Cover
See? That looks good.
And then, of course, came the actual nursing with it which was easy to do. No fumbling with bra strap tucking, no stomach exposure, plenty of cover to adjust your nursing bra without creating a scene, and the neck line was wide enough that she could easily peek inside at baby. She just looked like a regular person sitting and eating her lunch, you wouldn't have given her a second glance unless you were wishing you had a nice, comfy poncho like that.

Man, it turns out I had a surprising amount to write about it, but the Bizzy Babee nursing cover really is wonderful in its simple sophistication. I guess I'm just overly excited that there is an option for nursing moms that isn't total dork city. And maybe I kind of miss nursing sometimes. Not all of the blanket/bra strap tucking and leaking and all of that, but you know, the rest of it, and I would have felt slightly more glamorous in one of these. Maybe I need one anyway, I could sneak candy into the movies and snuggle up in my seat! Like a cool person's Snuggie!

But anyway, one of you can win one. How nice is that? US friends only, sorry, especially for you Canadians who are among my favorite people in the universe. Leave a comment below through the end of February 23rd, 2013 to be entered to win one Bizzy Babee nursing cover and I will choose one winner via random number generator.

Disclaimer: A product was provided by the company for review and giveaway, and that in no way influenced my opinion. If it wasn't that great, I would tell you it wasn't that great. Lucky for everyone, this one was that great. Do you have a product you would like to giveaway? One that is relevant to our interests and that you already know is great? Email me at ashleyquitefrankly at gmail dot com.

30 comments:

Dixie said...

This is the greatest cover I've ever seen. My other one makes me all thirsty and hot, plus it's kind of ugly.

Amanda L said...

This looks nice. I have a nursing cover, but I always end up flashing people when I try to use it.

Kristy said...

I've never used a cover, mostly for reasons you mentioned, but, I could wear this one and be comfortable! It's really pretty!

Cassadie said...

I think I need this. I live in Oregon where it's okay to just flash your boobs at the world, but since my kids all like to pop off and look around, I'd like a nursing cover that would contain the milk spray. Nursing in public is one thing. Squirting strangers with your breast milk is quite another.

Jackie said...

wow, that's really cute!!

Melanie said...

I nursed my first two while hiding in the car - and s few times in a mall bathroom. Ew. This is do much cuter and more practical!

Jaclynn said...

I am in by first trimester of my first pregnancy. This nursing cover looks great!

Christina Bell said...

This would be awesome! It is really cute and looks very versatile!

Jenny said...

I am expecting my first in a few months and would love to not look like a fumbling mess when I nurse!

michelle said...

I used a traditional nursing apron with my 1st, but hated how it would fly open in the wind or when my son got old enough to move it himself, plus I hated showing everyone my backside. This poncho looks like the perfect solution!

georgiagirlincarolina said...

I'd love one!!

Jana said...

I am due in April and really need and want one of these! I don't want to hide in the bathroom, lockerooms, or dressing rooms this time nursing.

Anonymous said...

I'm due this summer with my 3rd. This top is darling!!!
Les

Middea said...

Expecting my first this month, was just planning on using a blanket but this looks much better.

Steff said...

That looks so nice! My husband and i are trying for a baby right now so it would be nice to have in the future!

E said...

Love this! I never even got a nursing cover with my last one because of the hassle I figured it would cause. This one looks awesome though!

Katie said...

I'm done having babies, but my SIL is having her second next Friday. I'd love to win this for her!

Celeste Aslanyants said...

I'm expecting my first little one May 1st, and I would love to have this. All of the nursing covers I've seen in stores are so huge and gaudy, but this is actually cute! Amazing :)

amber.cb said...

Is this real life?
nice giveaway :D

desire' said...

Super nice!
My 6 month old is now to the point that he rips my receiving blanket as a cover off.
it would be nice to have something around my neck that he couldn't throw across the playplace at chik fil a, lol!

Angel Robidoux said...

That cover is to cute. Would love to try it nex month with my first baby.

Jbraswell10 said...

This is awesome. I would love to win one!

thaots said...

I'm trying to practice nursing with the cover from Udder Cover (the "free" one that they have), and I'm still finding it awkward to use. Hopefully this cover eliminates the worry of having your tummy or back exposed while nursing.

Mama Bear said...

I love the idea of this--the nursing covers I have are tough to adjust to make sure that I can see my baby and still feel covered up. This seems so much better than adjusting a strap by my neck--and more stylish!

Carrie said...

Love anything that covers my tummy while nursing!

Nicole Baldwin said...

Love this! I am due with my third boy in May and it would be great to have.

Kristen said...

This is great! My daughter hates our nursing cover, so I have had to try to go without, which just plain sucks. This one looks so much more usable.

Jeanette said...

This would be so nice to avoid flashing my sides or back, equally as awkward as flashing the ladies. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Megan Sparks said...

That looks really cute! I'm expecting my first & very nervous about all this nursing stuff... this gives me hope, haha :)

Kelly Huber said...

Would love this. It is the only cover I have seen that covers the back.